On October 26, 2019, an Aghorn Operating Inc. (Aghorn) employee, Pumper A, responded to a pump oil level alarm at Aghorn’s Foster D waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. The pump (called Pump #1) was located in a building called a pump house. In response to the alarm, Pumper A worked to isolate the pump from the process by closing the pump’s discharge valve and partially closing the pump’s suction valve. Pumper A did not first perform Lockout / Tagout to isolate Pump #1 from energy sources before performing work on the pump. At some point on the night of the incident, the pump automatically turned on, and water containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a toxic gas, released from the pump.
The purpose of this course is to identify the cause and origin of this accident.
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